April 17, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -
The No. 16 California Golden Bears completed the three-game sweep of the Washington Huskies with a 4-3 victory Sunday in Seattle. Junior short stop Marcus Semien smashed his team-leading fourth home run of the season.
Cal jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, plating a run in the first inning after sophomore left fielder Vince Bruno singled then stole his way to third base, setting himself up to score on a single to left by junior catcher Chadd Krist.
The Bears added a pair in the fourth inning. Krist led off the inning, hitting his third double of the series, coming around to score on a double from sophomore third baseman Mitch Delfino. Freshman designated hitter Andrew Knapp drove in Delfino with an infield single to second base, giving Cal a 3-0 lead.
Junior right-handed starter Dixon Anderson held the Huskies to one hit through the first seven innings. In the eighth, the Huskies loaded the bases with their first three batters against Anderson. Senior right-hander Kevin Miller came into the game. The Huskies scored one run on an infield single and a second run on a double play, making it a 3-2 game.
Junior short stop Marcus Semien got one run back in the top of the ninth, smashing a solo shot over the left field fence, putting Cal up 4-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth.
The Bears would need the insurance run with the Huskies plating a run in the bottom of the ninth. With the potential tying run on third and go-ahead run on second, junior right-hander Matt Flemer struck out the final batter of the game to secure the victory and earn his fourth save of the season.
Anderson improved to 4-1 on the season, getting the win for his seven-plus innings of work, giving up just three hits, striking out six, and walking one.
Senior right fielder Austin Booker went 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. Krist went 3-for-4, with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored.
The Bears improve to 23-9, 9-3 in the Pac-10, tied for second place in the conference. The Huskies fall to 10-23, 2-7 Pac-10.
Cal will be back in action in Berkeley on Tuesday, April 19, when they host UC Davis at 2:30 p.m. The Bears next Pac-10 action will be Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23 at Evans Diamond when they host the Arizona State Sun Devils.